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Part-Time Lecturer Pool - City & Regional Planning (AY 23/24)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Architecture



LECTURERS, City and Regional Planning, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. Part-time for Fall, Winter, and/or Spring quarters, 2023-24 academic year. Assignments may include environmental impact analysis, environmental planning, environmental policy, urban design, graphics, visual communications, land use, infrastructure planning, planning for multiple publics, public policy, demographics, housing, planning theory, geographic information systems, computer applications, introduction to urban planning, project planning studio, community plan studio practice and other specialties related to plan-making. Assignment of selected applicant(s) is according to need and budgetary consideration.     

Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of March 2023, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056
Lecturer B: $5,405-$11,994
Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172
Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797    

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Advanced degree with an earned degree (minimum of Bachelor's degree) in City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or a degree that fulfills a special department need. In the absence of an advanced degree, appropriate professional experience in the previous 5 years is required for appointment.              


Teaching and professional experience with advanced or terminal degree in field of instruction preferred.              


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought. 

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will not sponsor an H-1B for this position.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and questions may be sent to

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.


One of five departments in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the award-winning Department of City and Regional Planning offers two PAB accredited professionally-oriented programs - a Bachelor of Science degree (BSCRP) and a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP). The bachelor's program provides strong preparation in land use, physical planning and urban design. Master's degree candidates work for professional practice in either urban land planning and development or regional and environmental planning. There is a joint Master's degree in Transportation Planning with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Interdisciplinary courses are offered with other college departments, there is a strong interest in sustainability and the integration of knowledge through team based projects. The Department has strong links to the practicing California planning profession. The department has strong links to the practicing CA planning profession, and is supportive of applied research and evidence based practice. Visit the Department web site for more information:              


Please attach a cover letter stating your professional expertise and teaching areas, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, diversity statement, and a list of courses or instructional areas you wish to be considered for (courses are listed in the online university catalog) to the online faculty application. If applicable, please attach a list of CSU courses previously taught. We encourage, but do not require, samples of course syllabi or professional work. Please be prepared to provide three names of references and their email addresses when filling out the online application. Reference letters and sealed official transcripts will be required prior to an appointment.

For questions, please contact the City and Regional Planning Department at (805) 756-1315. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: May 1, 2023. 

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